William Edwards Bynum

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
william.e.bynum@duke.edu

Since arriving to Duke in October 2017, I have enjoyed a highly rewarding mix of patient care, teaching, and research.  Prior to coming to Duke, I served seven years on active duty in the US Air Force, during which I served as faculty in the NCC Family Medicine Residency (Fort Belvoir, VA), deployed to Djibouti in support of regional operations, and served multiple congressional delegations as a traveling physician.

I currently have the privilege of 1) providing outpatient primary care to patients from the Durham region, 2) educating Duke family medicine residents, medical students, and physician assistant students, 3) serving as the Associate Program Director of the Duke Family Medicine Residency, and 4) researching self-conscious emotion (shame, guilt, & pride) in medical learners.  In addition to ongoing empiric research, I have given numerous seminars, grand rounds, and workshops on shame in medical education, both here at Duke and in other organizations and national meetings.  I am excited by Duke's commitment to building supportive, psychologically safe learning environments and very much look forward to contributing to these ongoing efforts.

Education and Training

  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine, M.D. 2010

Selected Grants and Awards

    Publications

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    McKenna KM, Hashimoto DA, Maguire MS, Bynum WE. The Missing Link: Connection Is the Key to Resilience in Medical Education. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2016 Sep;91(9):1197-1199. PubMed PMID: 27438155.

    Bynum WE. Commentary on The Healer. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2016 Aug;91(8):1067-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 27465090.

    Hashimoto DA, Bynum WE, Lillemoe KD, Sachdeva AK. See More, Do More, Teach More: Surgical Resident Autonomy and the Transition to Independent Practice. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2016 Jun;91(6):757-760. PubMed Central PMCID: 26934694.

    Bynum WE, Lindeman B. Caught in the Middle: A Resident Perspective on Influences From the Learning Environment That Perpetuate Mistreatment. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2016 Mar;91(3):301-304. PubMed PMID: 26717506.

    Bynum WE, Durning SJ. A Beacon of Emotional Resilience in a Storm of Mistreatment?. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Feb;154(2):397-398. PubMed PMID: 26833649. (Letter)

    Bynum WE. Filling the feedback gap: the unrecognised roles of shame and guilt in the feedback cycle. Medical Education. 2015 Jul;49(7):644-647. PubMed Central PMCID: 26077209.

    Bynum WE, Goodie JL. Shame, guilt, and the medical learner: ignored connections and why we should care. Medical Education. 2014 Nov;48(11):1045-1054. PubMed Central PMCID: 25307632.

    Bynum W. Why physicians need to be more than automated medical kiosks. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2014 Feb;89(2):212-214. PubMed PMID: 24362391.

    Siefers N, Dang KK, Kumimoto RW, Bynum WE, Tayrose G, Holt BF. Tissue-specific expression patterns of Arabidopsis NF-Y transcription factors suggest potential for extensive combinatorial complexity. Plant Physiology. 2009 Feb;149(2):625-641. PubMed Central PMCID: 19019982.

    Satterly S, McGrane O, Frawley T, Bynum W, Martin J, Clegg C, et al. Special Operations Force Risk Reduction: Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams.. J Spec Oper Med. 18(2):49–52.

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